During April 27 and 28, the Disco Donnie’s inaugural sold out, Ubbi Dubbi Festival, took place at Panther Island Pavilion. Read their press release below to see how they gave back to the Fort Worth community by donating $15,000 to three local charities: The Fort Worth POA “Cops for Kids”, Fort Worth B-Cycle and Girls Rock Fort Worth.
New York, NY, May 3, 2019 — Over the weekend of April 27–28, Disco Donnie Presents’ inaugural Ubbi Dubbi Festival sold out completely, selling 45,000 tickets in two days. In keeping with DDP’s tradition of giving back to the community, today DDP announces that they are donating $15,000 of the revenue to three local charities: The Fort Worth POA “Cops for Kids,” Fort Worth B-Cycle, and Girls Rock Fort Worth.
The lineup for the sold-out festival featured Boombox Cartel, Chris Lake, Claptone, Destructo, Galantis, GG Magree, Golfclap, Illenium, Keys N Krates, Nghtmre, Tchami, Walker & Royce, Zeds Dead and many more in an idyllic riverfront setting in Fort Worth, Texas. Among the weekend festival’s many highlights were two musical premieres. Illenium debuted “Good Things Fall Apart,” his collaboration with Jon Bellion, and Zeds Dead previewed their as-of-yet untitled collaboration with Yookie. Audience response to the festival was overwhelming jubilant with fans sharing their love via the hashtag, #UbbiDubbiFest.
About Fort Worth POA “Cops for Kids”
The Fort Worth POA “Cops for Kids” program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2003, and through private funding, has served over 5,000 disadvantaged children in the Fort Worth Community by providing gifts to those children in local hospitals, scholarship opportunities, school supplies, and social activities. Cops for Kids demonstrates local law enforcement’s continued concern for the children in our community by encouraging them to foster stronger family relationships, quality friends, with a focus on education.
About Fort Worth B-Cycle
Fort Worth Bike Sharing is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in charge of operating Fort Worth B-Cycle. Bike sharing is a mode of transportation based on shared use of public bicycles. In Ft. Worth the bike share is run as a non-profit. Fort Worth Bike Sharing has stations set up across Downtown, the Cultural District, the Stockyards, Near Southside, and the Trinity Trails, where Ubbi Dubbi 2019 was held.
About Girls Rock Fort Worth
Girls Rock Fort Worth exists to empower girls of all backgrounds and abilities through musical education, performance and workshops. The organization’s goal is to provide young women with a positive and supportive community of peers and mentors to enhance their self-esteem and encourage social change.
About Disco Donnie Presents
Disco Donnie Presents (DDP) is an award-winning and recognized leader in electronic dance music event production, founded by veteran promoter James “Disco” Donnie Estopinal. Since the company’s inception in 1994, DDP has generated over 10 million tickets sold and 10,000 live events, arena shows and outdoor festivals in over 100 markets around the world, including the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Latin America. DDP organizes and promotes nearly 1000 club events annually in markets all across the U.S., ranging from Portland, Philadelphia, Houston, Tampa, New Orleans, Dallas and St Louis to name only a few. Major festivals include Ultimate Music Experience, Sunset Music Festival, Sun City Music Festival, Ubbi Dubbi, and more.
James “Disco Donnie” Estopinal, Jr. is DDP’s founder and CEO. Considered one of the godfathers of U.S. electronic dance music, Disco Donnie has grown over the past 25 years to become one of the leading dance music promoters in the world. From his early days in the 1990s New Orleans dance scene, Disco Donnie coupled eccentricity with ingenuity to create elaborately themed parties that charmed patrons, garnered an international following, and unwittingly became a catalyst for a national debate over the First Amendment right to expression.
In 2017, Disco became part of LIVESTYLE Entertainment. The current LIVESTYLE portfolio includes Disco Donnie Presents, React, Life in Color, ID&T (Tomorrowland, Sensation, TomorrowWorld), Beatport.com, Electric Zoo, Awakenings, Q-Dance, and more.